Average time for initial clearances granted in early 2006 was 446 days, GAO finds.
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Decline in spending on traditional technology will be offset by increase in "mission support services," report predicts.
Acquisition advisory committee found that 42 percent of contracts classified as performance-based weren’t.
But head of Federal Acquisition Service says agency should be only provider of some services, such as telecommunications and credit cards.
Presidential directive required agencies to distribute new high tech credentials to at least one worker by Friday.
Auditors say cap conflicts with e-government initiative's goal of boosting overall electronic filing.
After the disastrous communications failures on Sept. 11, 2001, and during Hurricane Katrina, the current decentralized emergency response system shouldn’t be tolerated, professor says.
Online search giant says as much as 40 percent of public information on agency Web sites is unsearchable.
A recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project says more people are going online for political information.
National Security Archive says recent Justice Department report on reforming Freedom of Information Act procedures fails to address resource constraints.